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Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning
28th February 2018

Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning

Scout Troop: 1st Upchurch District: Sittingbourne & Milton Blog title: Newsletter Blog story: Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning, the Hawks patrol created a fun-filled and enjoyable night. The scouts experimented...

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  • Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning

    Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning

    Author: Gaby & Lucas | Date: 28th February 2018

    Scout Troop: 1st Upchurch 

    District: Sittingbourne & Milton 

    Blog title: Newsletter 

    Blog story: Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning, the Hawks patrol created a fun-filled and enjoyable night. The scouts experimented with different cooking techniques (not all were successful) led by Lewis Jobson and James Newbery. Indoors, while the fire was being set up by Lewis and Gabriella Deevoy, James Hatcher and James Newbury played and managed a hectic game of dodgeball. After settling down around the fire, the scouts did part of their communications badge and set to work making sausages and an egg in a bun. 

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  • What is it to be a Scout?

    What is it to be a Scout?

    Author: Jack | Date: 18th July 2016

    4th Milton (St Marys) Scout Group


    This year was kicked off with us going to Winter Camp at Gilwell. What an experience this was wet and mud all around but tons of fun. From crate stacking, high ropes, pot holing in a cave bus and driving a car, almost everything ended in getting wet. It didnít matter though because you did not have time to think about it with everything that was going on.


    I attended the Kent County Paintball day and although I was the only one from my troop I had loads of fun and made some new friends, showing that scouting really is a wide family and next time I hope to bring some friends.

    On St Georges Day I meet my group in Sittingbourne High Street where we made paracord braclets to give out and told people all the great things about being involved in scouting in Kent.

    One of our Monday night meetings was at Gravity in Maidstone where I catapulted myself into the foam pit and laughed as my friend pulled me out as the giant foam cubes tried to suck me back in.


    Our troop took part in JOTT 19 (Jamboree on the trail) hiking from Linton to Yalding, where we set up camp for the night. The following day we went kayaking and eventually kayaked down a weir and tested our bravery by jumping off of the pier into the chilling water.

    The Monday after we met at the Cyclopark in Gravesend where we all got some exercise on the bikes off-road and speeding round the track.

    On 25th May the PLís and APLís of 4th Milton ran a night for the Beavers as we had them hiking around Bexon Lane to three different activities. My friend Jack and I looked after the Beavers as they made smores by a campfire, (donít worry no one caught alight).


    Most recently I helped by running a stall at Eddy Austinís (Baloo to us) Memorial Fun Day. Eddy helped out at my scout group for 25 years and taught us how to use the air rifles in the shooting range.

    Still to come: District camp in June, JAWS in July and in August eight days camping in the New Forest.

    As you can see its never boring when you are a scout with 4th Milton (St Marys). Scouts is great fun and we do loads of really fun and exciting things. All week I look forward to Mondays so I can see all my friends and what we are up to.

    Wonder what weíll do next?

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  • PGL - 1st Upchurch

    PGL - 1st Upchurch

    Author: Sam, James, Ethan | Date: 19th March 2015

    Upchurch Cubs and Scouts went to Windmill Hill Activity Centre In February. We did a range of different activities from abseiling down a 10.3m tower to jumping off a tall pole called the leap of faith to grab a trapeze. My favourite was the giant swing. While we were there, we had all kinds of weather, from snow, hail, wind, rain, sun and clouds but it was still great fun.

    Upchurch Cubs and Scouts went to Windmill Hill Activity Centre near Battle. At the PGL activity centre,I went on some really fun things like a giant swing, a zipwire,abseiling down a 34 foot tower, the leap of faith trapeze and many others.
    I was pulled up to the top of the giant swing, I went down the zip wire both backwards and forwards but I really liked the leap of faith best which was a tall pole and you had to leap from the top to a trapeze and even though it was wet and slippery I still reached it four times out of four.

    I went to a PGL activity centre with Upchurch Cubs and Scouts. I went on the abseiling wall. It was very scary. We did the giant swing in snow, wind and rain. We tried fencing, and obstacle course, aeroball, a trapeze leap and a sensory trail. It was a fun experience and you should all go.

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  • Winter Adventure

    Winter Adventure

    Author: Beth | Date: 23rd November 2014

    Scout Troop: 12th Medway

    District: Medway Towns

    Blog title: Winter Adventure

    Blog story: Just attended another day out with Kent scouts, and it was amazing. Having had a go at skiing, snow tubing, snow boarding and the toboggan run, all of which were great fun.
    The leaders make sure your day is full of fun and laughter. Did the paint balling not long ago and can't wait for the next adventure, with them.

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  • Theme park camp

    Author: Henry - 1st Upchurch | Date: 28th October 2014

    Chessington was Awesome!
    In September the kent scouts went to Chessington for the weekend.
    When we arrived we had to set up our tents, it took a long time but our leader brought beds for us to sleep on too!! Once we had finished we gathered in the middle of the field to be told health and safety rules by camp leaders. After that we went into the park. The first ride we went on was the Kobra. We went on lots of rides Ė some Iíd not had the courage to go on before. The last ride we went on was Dragon Fury and it was certainly the best. On Sunday we went on the rides again. Before going home we went and got some sweets and then went back to camp to pack everything away. Overall the weekend was great and I won myself a big pig that I gave away and my scout friend gave me his big banana he won. It was fun trying to get him in the car for the journey home.

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  • Phasel Wood Summer Camp 2014

    Author: Amanda | Date: 18th August 2014

    Just returned this weekend from our weeks Annual Scout Camp at Phasels Wood.  What a fantastic week 20 scouts, 10 leaders and committee members had.  Highlight of the week was kayaking in the Grand Union Canal, and Artic Alley at the Snow Dome in Hemel Hempstead. Just need to dry the tents out now!!. Now planning next years camps.

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